Radio bulb out 2002 Pontiac bonnieville

Tiny
DJGEARIG1@FRONTIER.COM
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  • 2002 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 69,000 MILES
2002 pontiac bonnieville radio light
is out. What is the part number for the bulb?
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 7:33 PM

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Tiny
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They will not sell you the bulbs. You are to take the car to the dealer, pay for removal, pay for shipping to one of their grossly overpriced repair centers, pay for repairs, return shipping, and reinstallation. Typical total cost is between $250.00 and $350.00. GM is the best company at separating money from their owners.

Most Pontiac radios use three specially-sized bulbs that are soldered in. The display must be disassembled to change the bulbs, then be adjusted for proper operation. This isn't a do-it-yourself procedure. I do this for dealers around my state for $75.00 including return shipping.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Should I buy a used radio or get a new repacement?
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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Depends on the cost of a used one, but it will have the same bulbs that will also burn out. A new radio from the dealer will run well over $400.00.

You might get away with an aftermarket replacement radio, but to hook you into getting your original one fixed, GM began building the Body Computers into the radios during the 2002 model year. Got'cha! No radio; no power windows or cruise control. That style radio is taller than the older version. You can buy a "relocation" kit to mount the radio in the trunk, then connect just the speaker wires to the new radio. GM doesn't do anything unless they will make money off you.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 AT 9:02 PM

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